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Current and Past California Droughts Detailed in New DWR Report

Thursday, March 26, 2015

In-depth comparisons of California’s most significant droughts – past and present – are detailed in a newly released report from the California Department of Water Resources, DWR officials announced today.

The report, “California’s Most Significant Droughts:  Comparing Historical and Recent Conditions,”compares the severity and impacts of California’s most significant droughts, which stretched from 1929 to 1934, 1976 to 1977 and 1987 to 1992.  The report also details the current drought, which began in 2012.

Read the full story here: http://www.acwa.com/news/water-supply-challenges/current-and-past-california-droughts-detailed-new-dwr-report


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Water Rates Workshop Presentations Now Available

Friday, January 30, 2015

During the Council’s recent water rates workshops, more than 150 attendees heard from a wide variety of experts on how water utilities can assure fiscal stability while still sending effective conservation signals and complying with state law.  The workshops were designed for general managers and financial officers and were made possible with funding from the California Department of Water Resources. The workshop also presented a new, open-source water rate-setting tool.  

Workshop partners included the Alliance for Water Efficiency, Association of California Water Agencies, California Urban Water Agencies, California Association of Sanitation Agencies, and the Cal-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association.  The Council was further assisted with sponsorship from Group 3 members dropcountr and WaterSmart Software. For a complete list of speakers, and  to view the presentations from both workshops, please click here or visit the Water Rates Workshop webpage.

 


Council Announces Excellence Awards

Friday, December 12, 2014

Congratulations to our 2014 Excellence Award Winners who were recently recognized during the Council's Plenary meeting in Irvine.

Llana Sherman Excellence Award for Local/Community Innovations
- Chris Dundon, Contra Costa Water District

Mike Moynahan Excellence Award for Statewide/Institutionalized Innovations
- Robert Wilkinson, Bren School at UC Santa Barbara
- Manucher Alemi, CA Department of Water Resources

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